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Posts from — April 2021

Jim Leith funeral

Jim’s funeral will be held on Friday 7th May at Breakspear Crematorium. Attendance at funerals is currently limited to 30 people due to COVID restrictions. Therefore the hearse will be doing a lap of the club car park at 11. 45am for those who wish to pay their respects. Please observe social distancing if you plan to attend.

April 27, 2021   Comments Off on Jim Leith funeral

Jim Leith

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the news that our dear friend and club member Jim Leith has sadly passed away. May he rest in peace.

April 23, 2021   Comments Off on Jim Leith

Cardiac Risk in the Young

In 80% of cases of sudden cardiac death there are no prior symptoms. Screening programmes help to detect underlying problems and enable treatments and lifestyle changes to be put in place to minimise the risk of death in those identified at risk.

A simple ECG which records the electrical activity of the heart will diagnose most cardiac abnormalities resulting in sudden cardiac death. If necessary an ultrasound scan of the heart can also be carried out.

An organisation called CRY ( cardiac risk in the young) provides a screening programme for which there is usually no charge. They operate this for the general public aged 14-35.

Anyone can book a place through www.testmyheart.org.uk

Screenings will start again this summer.

You may not be aware but some years ago a young athlete of another club died during a Met League fixture. These tests can literally be a lifesaver.

Please consider booking a screening if you are within the age category.

April 20, 2021   Comments Off on Cardiac Risk in the Young

April 2021 5k Training Race -Results

After a six months break and a sterling effort by our team of volunteers the 5k training race was back at Ruislip on Thursday 8th April. Hosted within COVID-19 guidelines, 37 HAC members kicked off the return to club events and the 2021 Summer Series.

Congratulations to Kirk O’Rourke who finished first in 17.36 and Hannah Wells who was first lady home in 18.51. Well done to all who competed, full results are below:

1KIRK O’ROURKE17.36A017.36
2SHAUN LAZZARI17.41A017.41
3HANNAH WELLS18.51A018.51
4DAVE SMITH20.23B1520.08
5MICHAELA MAYOR20.25B1520.10
6ANDY WOOD20.21A020.21
7CLARA HIGGS20.37B1520.22
9KARMEN PARDOE20.50A020.50
10SPENCER HARDING21.36C3021.06
11CIARA WILLIAMS21.41C3021.11
12STEVE O’KEEFE21.32B1521.17
13JEREMY COX22.17D4521.32
14CAROLINE FORD22.18C3021.48
15JASON STEEL22.33D4521.48
16LYNN HYDE22.41D4521.56
17MELANIE SPENCER23.20D4522.35
18STEFAN LAMMEL23.41E6022.41
19MARTIN SEARLE23.34D4522.49
20ZOE DOBBS23.55E6022.55
21PAUL MCKAY23.58E6022.58
22JOHN DOBBS23.54D4523.09
24MIKE ILLING24.44E6023.44
26ALICE COBURN25.36F7524.21
27SAM HURLEY25.55G9024.25
28MARK HYDE25.45F7524.30
29BOO SMITH26.08F7524.53
30ELLIE HENDERSON26.13F7524.58
31NASTARAN SEPANJ26.57G9025.27
32VICKY BROWNLEE26.59G9025.29
33BHAVNA QUINN28.10G9026.40
34BILL HARDING28.17G9026.47
35LYNDSEY BROWNE34.09H10532.24
36SALLY BUNDOCK34.56H10533.11
37ANGELA DUNCAN40.25H10538.40


A huge thank you to all involved in making this event happen; Dan Spinks, Gavin Collett and Andy Torrance and all those who marshalled the course.

Keep an eye out for details of the next training race and further Summer Series events.

April 10, 2021   Comments Off on April 2021 5k Training Race -Results

Clubhouse Gym Reopening

From next week (beginning Monday 12 April) the clubhouse gym will be available for limited use. Only one person at a time (or more than one person if from the same household).

Available days / times are as follows:
Tuesdays: 6-6:45pm and 7-7:45pm
Thursdays: 6-6:45pm and 7-7:45pm
Saturdays: 2-2:45pm and 3-3:45pm (Note – bar closed on Saturdays)
Sundays: 9-9:45am, 10-10:45am, and 11-11:45am

As you will notice, this means there are just 9 available ‘slots’ per week. Availability will therefore be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Only 1 ‘slot’ per person per week (unless demand is low).

If demand is high, however, I will look to reduce the length of each ‘slot’ to 30 mins each.

To book a ‘slot’, please:
1. Send me a message on Facebook messenger;
2. Email me at jwlaing@hotmail.com; or
3. Text me on 07791 237931.

Hopefully the above makes sense! Feel free to fire any questions my way.


April 9, 2021   Comments Off on Clubhouse Gym Reopening

Racing resumes for Easter

HAC members completed the St Alban’s Easter 10k on Good Friday & the Dorney Lake Marathon on Saturday.

The return to racing kicked off this weekend with some epic performances & personal bests from club members.

Good Friday saw the return of the fast & flat St Alban’s Easter 10km.

Freya Hollingworth    126th    4th U40 Lady    41m 57s

Jemma Twine              233rd    45th U40              47m 28s

Michael Illing              250th    9th M60              48m 09s

Bill Harding                 380th    2nd M70             53m 52s

Easter Saturday saw the 4 Hillingdon AC members take on the Dorney Marathon. Rob Thompson finished in an incredible 3rd place with a time of 2 hours 27 minutes. Josh Crowther finished with a speedy performance of 2:34! Jack McVann fuelled with lots of smiles finished with a time of 2 hours 45 minutes. James Laing’s quads seized & so had a chilly walk back to the finish area but still ran a speedy 23 miles in 2 hours 34 minutes.

Well done all!

April 6, 2021   Comments Off on Racing resumes for Easter

April 5k Training Race

After a short, 6 month, hiatus, real life racing is returning to HAC. The first 5k training race of the year will be taking place in Ruislip on Thursday April 8th at 6.40 pm.
Full details to follow over the weekend but for now entries are open for HAC members only at https://danspinks.typeform.com/to/frQOOp.
The race will be pre-entry only with the field limited to 48.
This will be the first event in the 2021 Summer Series, more details to follow when available.

April 1, 2021   Comments Off on April 5k Training Race

Membership fees due

Membership fees for 2021/22 are now due. Please renew or begin your membership as soon as possible.

For the 2021/22 year membership fees have been reduced by up to 50%.

Membership prices and online form can be found here https://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/how-to-join

April 1, 2021   Comments Off on Membership fees due